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27 Spencer Kieboom C

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1252.23213160
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018WAS521251629213162800.322.320.232

Player Updates

October 31, 2019 04:28 PM
Spencer Kieboom: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom (elbow) elected free agency Thursday after declining an outright assignment to Triple-A Fresno, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Kieboom was shuffled between the majors and minors last season before being sidelined with elbow inflammation in September, and it isn't entirely surprising to see the 28-year-old elect free agency given the Nationals' depth at catcher. In 52 games at the Double-A level in 2019, Kieboom hit just .196/.271/.256.

October 22, 2019 02:16 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Monday.

The 28-year-old was placed on the 60-day minor-league injured list in late September, and was sent outright to Triple-A Fresno on Monday. In 52 games with Double-A Harrisburg this season, Kieboom hit just .196/.271/.256 with one home run.

September 8, 2019 12:16 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Moves to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday with elbow inflammation, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Kieboom was placed on the minor-league injured list in late August and will now be sidelined for the rest of the season. Tres Barrera had his contract selected from Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move to provide some additional depth behind the plate for Washington.

August 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Sent back to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned Kieboom to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The Nationals haven't announced a corresponding transaction, but the team is expected to reinstate reliever Hunter Strickland (personal) from the paternity list to take Kieboom's spot on the active roster. Kieboom went unused during his two-day stint with the big club.

August 27, 2019 12:52 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Callup official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals officially recalled Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Word surfaced earlier in the day that Kieboom was en route to Washington after a spot on the 25-man roster opened up with Hunter Strickland (personal) landing on the paternity list. Strickland will be activated ahead of Friday's game against the Marlins -- if not sooner -- so Kieboom will likely be in line for an abbreviated stint with the big club.

August 27, 2019 10:52 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Moving up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals plan to recall Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg ahead of Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Washington will bring Kieboom in as third catcher and extra bench bat with reliever Hunter Strickland (personal) expected to be placed on the paternity list later Tuesday. Strickland will have to be reinstated ahead of Friday's series opener versus the Marlins, so Kieboom may only be in line for a brief stay with the big club before reporting back to Harrisburg.

July 16, 2019 04:48 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Kieboom spent three days on the big-league roster but did not get the chance to make his season debut. He'll make way on the roster for Austin Voth, who starts Tuesday against the Orioles.

July 13, 2019 06:28 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Returning to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was called up from Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Kieboom will make his first trip to the majors this year after spending the first half of the season at Double-A. The 28-year-old is in the midst of the worst offensive season of his minor-league career with a .548 OPS in 38 games. Kieboom seems likely to return to Harrisburg once the Nationals require an additional starting pitcher early next week.

March 23, 2019 06:04 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Kieboom appeared in 52 games for the Nationals last year, hitting .232/.322/.320. He'll remain a depth option for the organization this season.

September 27, 2018 04:24 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

Kieboom opened the scoring with a two-run single in the second inning before adding another RBI single in the fifth. The backup catcher has made the most of his limited opportunities in September, slashing .333/.444/.533 with two homers, seven RBI and a 5:6 K:BB in 12 games.

July 25, 2018 02:20 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: On base three times against Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

The 27-year-old rookie continues to play sporadically behind Matt Wieters, and this performance boosted his slash line on the season to .233/.299/.267. Kieboom likely isn't ever going to offer much at the plate, but the coaching staff at least seems comfortable with his defense and pitch calling in a backup role.

July 1, 2018 12:20 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

After back-to-back starts behind the plate, Kieboom will head to the bench in favor of Pedro Severino.

May 20, 2018 10:04 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Collects first big-league hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom went 1-for-3 in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.

Saturday marked Kieboom's first major-league at-bat since 2016 and first-ever major-league hit. He was recalled for catching depth ahead of a doubleheader, but there's a decent chance Kieboom latches on as Pedro Severino's backup for the foreseeable future.

May 11, 2018 07:32 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Rejoins Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Kieboom from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Kieboom was designated for assignment in early March and headed to Syracuse after clearing waivers, so the team moved Adam Eaton (ankle) to the 60-day disabled list to create room on the 40-man roster. Kieboom should serve as backup catcher to Pedro Severino for the Nationals, with Matt Wieters hitting the 10-day DL with a hamstring strain.

March 7, 2017 10:32 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

The Nationals DFA'd the catcher last week following the signing of reliever Joe Blanton. He'll stick around in the organization as a depth option at Triple-A, but it may take a DL stint for either Matt Wieters or Jose Lobaton for Kieboom to reclaim a spot on the 40-man roster.

March 2, 2017 09:36 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was designated for assignment Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Kieboom was ultimately deemed expendable when the team needed a roster spot cleared to make room for reliever Joe Blanton, who signed a one-year deal with the team Tuesday. The 25-year-old backstop saw just one at-bat for the Nationals in 2016, and with the acquisitions of Matt Wieters and Derek Norris, Kieboom was expected to begin the season in Triple-A anyway.

February 5, 2017 09:50 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Expected to begin season at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Syracuse.

He's currently fourth on the Nationals' depth chart at catcher, but Kieboom has yet to show much promise at the plate since concussions truncated his 2015 campaign, and it would probably take a couple of injuries for him to see any major league playing time before September. If he does show signs of regaining the form that saw him hit .309/.352/.500 at Low-A in 2014, though, he could push his way back into the long term plans for the organization, which doesn't really have an obvious catcher of the future at the moment.

September 27, 2016 02:10 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Called up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals called up Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Kieboom has never played a game above the Double-A level, but he was the only catcher on the 40-man roster who was not also on the active roster, so the Nationals decided to call him up to add some catching depth after Wilson Ramos left Monday's game with a knee injury and with Jose Lobaton also dealing with an ankle injury.

March 14, 2016 06:41 PM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Optioned to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.

He hit .273 with a walk and four strikeouts in 11 at-bats this spring, showing that he is fully recovered concussion symptoms that cut short his 2015 campaign. Considering Kieboom had never played at Double-A, he was not really in the running to make the big league club out of camp, and should spend the bulk of 2016 with Harrisburg.

February 25, 2016 10:40 AM
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Full recovered from last season's concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom says he's fully recovered from the post-concussion symptoms that cut short his 2015 campaign, the Washington Post reports.

Changes to his diet and workout routine stemming from his recovery also allowed him to report to spring training in better shape and 20 pounds lighter than last season's playing weight. "I think it's gonna help," Kieboom said. "I can tell in my agilities and can tell the difference in my endurance. Little things like that, they go a long way after awhile. Carrying 20 less pounds throughout the season is gonna play a big role when you get to game 90, 100, 110." Despite his abbreviated 2015 season at High-A, Kieboom could be ticketed for Double-A this year, which would put him on the radar for a big league debut if injuries hit the Nationals behind the plate.

Situational Stats
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Last 7 Games
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9/28@COL3120000
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016WAS10100010001.000 --- ---
2018WAS521251629213162800 .322 .320 .232
2019WAS0000000000 --- --- ---
2020WAS0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 531251729213172800 .326 .320 .232
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018WAS1B30440001.000
2018WAS3B1000000 ---
2018WASC49393212972132 .991
Total  52393253012132 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016WAS00000000
2018WAS504010102
2019WAS00000000
2020WAS00000000
Total 504010102
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012ASX-Auburn Doubledays41128133360020192400 .362 .305 .258
2013R-Gcl Nationals460200012100 .500 .333 .333
2014AFX-Hagerstown Suns8733050102284961216722 .352 .500 .309
2015AFA-Potomac Nationals712463061161226363011 .344 .346 .248
2016AA-Harrisburg943092771110531436100 .324 .314 .230
2017AA-Harrisburg Senators19606115026101300 .300 .367 .183
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs47160174490319153000 .335 .388 .275
Total 36312391433247552116414622633 .337 .381 .262
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/232
Birthdate:
3/16/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Clemson
MLB Experience:
2